The 20th Anniversary of ATD in Ireland marked in Dublin

On Saturday May 4th, 150 people from Ireland and abroad gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of All Together in Dignity's activities in Ireland and the 10th anniversary of ATD being registered as an Irish charity. All Together in Dignity (ATD Ireland)  is a active member of ATD Fourth World, the change making international human-rights movement working through grass-roots projects in partnership with people living in poverty in 35 countries in the Global South and North. For the past 20 years, ATD in Ireland has been close to family members facing persistent poverty and struggling daily to live in dignity.  This landmark has been…

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15 Recommendations, 1 Way Forward: our European Elections Manifesto

With the upcoming 2019 European elections, there is a lot at stake for the establishment of a European Union that is “more inclusive and more equitable” and that meets the ambition of leaving no one behind, as set out in the preamble of the UN 2030 Agenda. The 15 recommendations and the call on candidates to support, as a way forward, the renewal of the parliamentary Intergroup “Extreme Poverty and Human Rights” in the next legislature of the European Parliament presented in ATD Europe's Manifesto are mostly based on months of work done by people in poverty, members of ATD  and…

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UK VISIT TO FRIMHURST

From the 3rd until the 6th of April last, a large delegation of over 20 staff, volunteers and friends of ATD Ireland left together to meet and explore the ATD UK team and offices. The majority of the time was spent not only getting to know the UK delegation and learning about  who they are and what they do – but also becoming closer and discovering more about those we travelled over with. We stayed in the very comfortable and homely surrounding of Frimhurst – a very large building in a green and picturesque setting in the countryside of Surrey, dedicated…

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This is the Greatest Show! Let’s celebrate 5 years of activism for the Agenda 2030!

On Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd 2019, join our ATD evening party open to all to mark the European Sustainable Development Week 2019 and to come together as Fabienne and Pierre Klein move from Dublin to Paris where they will continue their work with ATD Europe,and the ATD Volunteer Corps. The evening will include presentation on SDGs activities, Sing Along Session, games and more fun! When: Monday 3rd June 2019 from 5pm to 8pm Where: Gym Hall of the Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1, D01 T6W6 The focus of this late afternoon event will be a celebration of…

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Enter the Our World Irish Aid Awards Challenge with Tapori!

The Our World Irish Aid Awards seek to enable pupils to learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries and how Ireland, through Irish Aid, and 192 other countries in the United Nations are working together to create a safer and fairer world, and a better future for all the world’s children. This year’s Awards theme, Leave No One Behind, is an opportunity to discover a children's movement focused on the "Leave No One Behind" challenge: Tapori The closing date for entries for this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards is Friday April 12th 2019, so there…

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Free Women Freeing Others! Marking Women’s Day 2019!

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! As we still fight for gender equality, does the ATD 44 years old challenging 1975 call on the all feminist movements appeal to you today, in 2019? Tell us what has changed, what need to change and what in this 1975 text is still inspiring today? “The fundamental question facing women today is to know whether they accept equal opportunity among themselves. Until now the world has never accepted an equality which gives priority to the most disadvantaged… This would be a radical turning point in the history of the world.” Joseph Wresinski, All Together in…

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Linking climate action and social justice: never without, or against, people living in poverty

On March 15th 2019, join and support the Global Climate Justice Strike For Future! On March 15, along with NGOs in 40 countries on all continents, we will support the call to the youth and all citizens of the world to join the Global Strike For Future! Let's show the world that the Climate Crisis is a Crisis! Let's show the world that the demand for Justice is an Urgency! Do link climate action and social justice! Act on climate never without, or against, people living in poverty! In a context of successive international meetings about the new Sustainable Development Goals…

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Melting The Middle Class Gaze

For the past 20 years, Martin Byrne, volunteer & member of the Board of ATD Ireland has been collecting North Wall stories and publishing them once a year. These stories are coming from a range of people and the book encourages people to dig deep and write down those stories that have been hidden away for so long. This year again, Martin's North Wall stories help us with fresh eyes to see our unfair world differently. By reading these stories we are liable to be born anew or jolted or touched or changed. They herald a world of shared human condition,…

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Does it only happen to me? Share your story!

From January 2019 to September 2019 ATD will carry out a project exploring the issue of socio-economic discrimination in Irish public services and in every day life. A person’s socio-economic status is not currently recognised as a ground upon which a person might be discriminated against, under Irish equality legislation. Share your story with us today! The first step of the project is to collect anonymous real life stories to showcase how this type of discrimination or unequal treatment is unfortunately too common and needs to be recognised within legislation. The stories collected will be published into a report that will…

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On Valentine’s Day, we remember the man who told us “Love the world!”

  "We really need to be integrated in the world, to love the world. We cannot introduce the people marginalised because of extreme poverty into today’s or tomorrow’s world if we are not ourselves part of it. It is not that we are blind to human failings, but we must constantly remind ourselves and each other that every human being deserves to be trusted, as long as we do not have proof to the contrary. We must welcome political discussions and the sharing of ideas, and we must love people who defend what they believe in. Whilst not being sidetracked, we…

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